Consultant Psychiatrist (CAMHS Eating Disorders)

Schoen Clinic Newbridge is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Consultant Psychiatrist in CAMHS Eating Disorders.

Schoen Clinic Newbridge is a highly specialised eating disorder hospital wholly for children and young people and is rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission (latest inspection report here).

This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established service with a national and international reputation, which is currently at 34 inpatient beds as well as daycare and outpatient services.

The successful candidate will contribute to the ongoing development of the service, providing clinical expertise in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team. He/she will be working with and supported by an experienced Associate Specialist and will be responsible for the psychiatric and medical management of patients, including patients detained under the Mental Health Act.

You will be working as part of a highly talented and close multidisciplinary team of eating disorder professionals. The support you will provide will enable young people to help themselves recover from their disordered eating.

We welcome both privately-funded and NHS patients for eating disorder treatment at Schoen Clinic Newbridge.

For a friendly chat about the position or to arrange a tour of the hospital, please email Hospital Director, Natalie Maley at natalie.maley@newbridge-health.org.uk, get in touch on LinkedIn  or call 0121 580 8362.

Principle Duties

The role for the Consultant Psychiatrist will be on a full or part-time basis (number of working days is flexible) for our eating disorders hospital for children and young people in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham.

  • Medical assessment of patients
  • Psychiatric assessment including eating disorder and non-eating disorder psychopathology
  • Formulation of complex cases with medical and psychiatric needs
  • Risk assessment and management for the medical and psychiatric components of the disorder
  • Taking a leading role in the monitoring and treatment of physical complications of eating disorders in collaboration with other health care professionals (nurses, dieticians, physicians, paediatricians, general practitioners, etc)
  • Attend the clinical MDT meetings as well as take part in MDT discussions around high-risk patients
  • Participate in multidisciplinary discussions regarding the most appropriate treatment settings for patients
  • Implementation of guidelines
  • Treating and monitoring of psychiatric aspects of eating disorders, including core psychopathology and psychiatric co-morbidities, such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, borderline personality disorder and autistic spectrum disorders
  • Prescribing, which extends beyond the usual psychiatric formulary, and appropriately monitoring medications (according to relevant NICE guidelines)
  • Using the Mental Health Act as appropriate in the management of eating disorders and general psychiatry
  • To actively promote the key values of our eating disorder services, which include evidence-based treatment, collaborative multidisciplinary teamwork, coordinated care with other services, and efficient risk management
  • Work together with clinical and operational colleagues to oversee the team's overall clinical performance
  • Work closely with clinical and managerial leaders to improve and develop services.

About us

Schoen Clinic Newbridge is a multi-award-winning and specialist eating disorder hospital, providing inpatient, outpatient and daycare services to young people aged 8-25 years.

With an enviable reputation for excellent service provision, our hospital was rated “Outstanding” twice consecutively by the CQC and we are part of the LaingBuisson Hospital Group of The Year 2020. We were also LaingBuisson Hospital of the year 2021.

Schoen Clinic culture

Our culture of world-class medical excellence is based around our five key values:

  1. Accountable: Taking ownership of the things I say and do
  2. Caring: Treating others as I would like to be treated
  3. Collaborative: Working together to make a winning team
  4. Courageous: Being proud to be different and challenge the norm
  5. Determined: Seeing things through to meet and exceed expectations

Working for Schoen Clinic

The Schoen Clinic Group was founded in 1985 with its first location in Prien am Chiemsee in Germany. It has since developed into Germany's fifth-largest privately owned hospital group with 11,300 employees.

Around 300,000 patients are treated annually at 24 hospitals and clinics across Germany and the UK.

For further information about the post or an informal discussion, please contact Natalie Maley, Hospital Director by email at natalie.maley@newbridge-health.org.uk, get in touch on LinkedIn or call 0121 580 8362.




Schoen Clinic Newbridge Birmingham




£140,000 - £180,000

Closing Date

25 December 2023


Salary up to £180,000 with an annual salary review

25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays

Professional development opportunities

Contributory pension scheme

Enhanced Private Medical Insurance with BUPA including access to a private GP service, free screening & the inclusion of pre-existing conditions.

Eye care scheme with Specsavers

Online benefits portal with high street and online shopping discounts

Cycle to work scheme

Group Life Assurance

Enhanced maternity & paternity pay

Paid emergency leave

Occupational Sick Pay above SSP

Interest-free season ticket loans

Employee Assistance Programme with wellbeing support


Schoen Clinic Newbridge is part of the Mental Health Division of Schoen Clinic UK, which also has units in York and London, and there will be opportunities for professional development and peer support within the group. Schoen Clinic is committed to innovation and evidence-based practice and has an active research programme.

Key Skills & Experience 

You will have specialist registration with the General Medical Council and a license to practice as well as the following:


  • On Specialist Register or within 6 months of expected CCT date
  • MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
  • Meets Royal College of Psychiatrists criteria for appointment to the post of Consultant
  • Approved Clinician status or willingness to achieve this
  • Knowledge of the physical complications of eating disorders and their management


  • MRCPsych or equivalent medical qualification
  • Qualification or higher degree in clinical research, management, or medical education.


  • A minimum of one years’ experience of eating disorders as a higher trainee or equivalent
  • Experience in the psychological and pharmacological management of eating disorders and co-morbid conditions
  • Experience of the management of re-feeding in severely underweight patients
  • Experience of a variety of psycho-therapeutic approaches used in the treatment of eating disorders


  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills and willingness to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills